• Short Summary

    IN PHILADELPHIA ON MONDAY EVENING (29 MARCH) 36 YEAR OLD FORMER WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION FLOYD PATTERSON HAD AN EASY WIN OVER FELLOW AMERICAN RODGER RUSSELL.

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    1.
    SV FLOYD PATTERSON WITH BLACK STRIPE ON PANTS FIGHTING WITH RODGER RUSSELL.
    0.21

    2.
    SV ROUND TWO SIGN.
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    3.
    SV FLOYD PATTERSON LUNGES FORWARD WITH LEFT HOOK, MISSES RUSSELL AND FALLS AND REFEREE SEPARATES FIGHTERS AND CLEANS PATTERSON'S GLOVES.
    0.32

    4.
    SV PATTERSON PUTS RUSSELL ON ROPES AND PUNCHES HIM.
    0.45

    5.
    SV AUDIENCE.
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    6.
    SV AUDIENCE.
    0.56

    7.
    CU MAN WATCHING FIGHT
    0.58

    8.
    SV ROUND 6 SIGN.
    1.00

    9.
    SV PATTERSON THROWS PUNCHES AT RUSSELL.
    1.09

    10.
    GV AUDIENCE LOOKING.
    1.10

    11.
    SV BOTH FIGHTER IN CLOSE FIGHTING.
    1.17

    12.
    SV ROUND 9 SIGN.
    1.18

    13.
    SV REFEREE BREAKS FIGHT IN MIDDLE OF ROUND.
    1.39

    14.
    CU PATTERSON SPEAKS
    2.13


    TRANSCRIPT OF PATTERSON TALKING TO REPORTER. SEQ 14



    PATTERSON: "I FEEL THAT I HAVE ANOTHER YEAR, A YEAR OR TWO, BEFORE I HIT MY PRIME. I HIT MY PRIME AT ABOUT THIRTY EIGHT. BUT THE BIGGEST POINT EVEN MORE THAN A CHAMPIONSHIP, MUCH MORE THAN A CHAMPIONSHIP IS TO GET BACK WHAT I'VE LOST. AND ONCE I'VE GOTTEN BACK WHAT I'VE LOST, WHICH I FEEL I'M GOING TO GET BACK. IT'S COMING VERY SLOWLY BUT I'M GOING TO GET IT BACK. AND IF THAT'S NOT ENOUGH TO TAKE ME BACK, THEN I'LL BE SATISFIED BECAUSE AT LEAST I GOT IT BACK."



    REPORTER: "THAT SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT?"



    PATTERSON: "YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT.....THAT'S RIGHT."



    SOUND INCLUDES: SOUND OF CROWD CHEERING DURING THE FIGHT, GENERAL BACKGROUND NOISE AS REPORTER QUESTIONS PATTERSON AFTER THE FIGHT.




    Initials CO.17.51 TA/PN/CO/18.06


    SPORT: BOXING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN PHILADELPHIA ON MONDAY EVENING (29 MARCH) 36 YEAR OLD FORMER WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION FLOYD PATTERSON HAD AN EASY WIN OVER FELLOW AMERICAN RODGER RUSSELL.

    PATTERSON MADE REPEATED ONSLAUGHTS DURING THE BOUT AND REFEREE ZACK CLAYTON STOPPED THE FIGHT IN THE NINTH ROUND WHEN IT BECAME OBVIOUS THAT RUSSELL WAS MAKING NO ATTEMPT TO RETALIATE.

    FOR FLOYD PATTERSON, THE ONLY HEAVYWEIGHT EVER TO WIN, LOSE AND REGAIN THE HEAVYWEIGHT CROWN, IT WAS HIS THIRD VICTORY SINCE HIS RETURN TO ACTION LAST YEAR.

    SYNOPSIS: FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION FLOYD PATTERSON, SEEN HERE WITH THE BLACK STRIPE ON HIS TRUNKS, BEAT RODGER RUSSELL IN PHILADELPHIA ON MONDAY. 36 YEAR OLD PATTERSON SHOWED HIS OLD SPEE??? DURING THE BOUT, HITTING THE YOUNGER RUSSELL ALMOST AT WILL.

    IN ROUND TOO, HOWEVER, PATTERSON FELL AS HE LUNGED TOWARDS RUSSELL WITH A LEFT HOOK. REFEREE ZACK CLAYTON DID NOT GIVE A COUNT AND THE FIGHT CONTINUED.

    PATTERSON NEVER REALLY LOOKED IN TROUBLE AND THE FIVE THOUSAND FANS NEVER DOUBTED HIS SKILL AND DETERMINATION.

    BOTH FIGHTERS FELL ON TO THE RING APRON AS A RESULT OF THEIR ANXIOUSNESS.

    FIVE THOUSAND FANS PAID 28 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO SEE THE BOUT, WHICH WAS TO BE PATTERSON'S THIRD VICTORY SINCE HIS COMEBACK LAST YEAR.

    HE DID NOT EXPECT MUCH OPPOSITION FROM RUSSELL -- WHO HAD LOST HIS LAST SIX FIGHT.

    THE END CAME IN THE NINTH ROUND WHEN REFEREE CLAYTON REALISED SOMETHING THAT WAS OBVIOUS TO EVERYONE ELSE. RUSSELL HAD NO DEFENCE AND HE WASN'T FIGHTING BACK. SO CLAYTON STOPPED THE FIGHT, APART FROM A GASH OVER HIS EYE, WHICH CAME FROM A BUTT EARLIER IN THE FIGHT, PATTERSON WAS UNMARKED AND LATER TALKED TO NEWSMEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA82BB6IF5TBDH8I8K9FHDE56GV
    Media URN:
    VLVA82BB6IF5TBDH8I8K9FHDE56GV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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